Facebook launches WhatsApp Business for iPhones

WhatsApp Business App for iPhone Now Rolling Out Globally, Starting With India and 6 Other Markets

The standalone business app initially launched back in September 2017 exclusive to Android and graced iOS in several countries last month and now it's making its grand rollout for Apple users.

WhatsApp Business is available Thursday in the US, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Mexico and the UK.

The app, which allows small businesses to communicate with customers through the platform, now has over 5 million users.

Just like in the Android version, installing a WhatsApp Business app does not mean you would lose your personal WhatsApp account; of course, you can run both accounts-and separately too. According to the company, it will help small businesses and customers communicate with each other.

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WhatsApp Business profile shows additional information in the profile section including the address of the business and the operating hours.

Some businesses already use WhatsApp, with 1.3 billion users, to answer inquires from customers.

Business account: This account is using the WhatsApp Business app, but hasn't been confirmed nor verified by WhatsApp. The business owners also have access to greeting messages and away messages that can be sent automatically.

Messaging Tools: Respond to customers with messaging tools. According to the company, more than 5 million businesses around the world are now using WhatsApp Business in order to connect to their customers. "We're excited to bring the WhatsApp Business app to even more small businesses and hear new stories about how it's helping them succeed", added WhatsApp on its blog.

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